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Baroque Rome
HIST 118
Fall 2007
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: COL 104

This interdisciplinary history seminar for first-year students focuses on Europe's most famous capital city between 1550 and 1650, a period when Rome was a symbol of religious zeal, artistic creativity, and intellectual repression. We will explore these contradictions and their impact on cultural innovation by taking a close look at daily life in early modern Rome and at the lives of some of the city's most celebrated women and men. These saints, murderers, artists, and scientists include Ignatius Loyola, Beatrice Cenci, Artemisia Gentileschi, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and Galileo Galilei. Course materials will feature visual and literary sources as well as documents from the period. The seminar includes a research project on a topic of the student's choice.

Essential Capabilities: Information Literacy
The research paper will involve creation of a bibliography, research in library and on line sources, and the ability to present findings clearly and concisely in an oral report and a well organized and argued paper.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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